School meals

Allergen information

Food allergens can be life threatening. If you have a food allergy, the only way you can manage it is to avoid the foods that make you ill.

The 14 most common food allergens (identified by the European Union) are:

  • celery
  • cereals containing gluten (including wheat, oats, barley and rye)
  • crustaceans
  • eggs (including hen, duck, etc.)
  • fish
  • lupin
  • milk (including cows, goats, sheep, etc.)
  • molluscs
  • mustard
  • nuts (including almond, hazelnut, walnut, cashew, pecan, brazil, etc.)
  • peanuts
  • sesame
  • soya
  • sulphur dioxide (above 10mg/kg in the finished product)

See allergen information for the latest menu.

Our Catering Service has a procedure to manage special dietary requirements for pupils in our primary schools. We are able to source a number of alternative products including:

  • gluten free bread
  • gluten free pasta
  • dairy free margarine
  • yoghurts

Please speak to your school cook for more information.

Secondary schools

Full allergen information is available at each High School, and is available by asking a member of our Catering Staff or by contacting the school.